By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly While Vicky Schiantarelli was going to college in the 1970s, she was the only Latina woman working construction sites in and around Seattle. Her grandmother, a serf from the border of Mongolia and Russia who had escaped Siberia in 1902, had taught her carpentry. And Schiantarelli, who was born […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Small businesses affected by COVID-19—especially those that had to close due to public health and safety measures—can now apply for up to $25,000 in round four of Working Washington grants. Award amounts will vary and will take into account previous Working Washington awards received from the Washington State Department […]
Living through a year of the pandemic has brought each one of us a set of challenges that we have had to overcome.
“It has been a challenging year for the entire travel industry and as a result, we have had to continually adapt and implement modified measures, yet we remain optimistic that travel will return and we are preparing for the future,” said Kosei Yamada, Vice President and Regional Manager of the Northwestern Region, Seattle Branch for Japan Airlines (JAL).
The International Lion Dance Team performed on Feb. 20 outside the New An Dong on South King Street, with hundreds of people watching. The neighborhood was very busy that day as it was the Lunar New Year Food Walk, organized by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. Visitors came to the ID to enjoy $3 […]
Orange King, the iconic restaurant in the U-District, closed last December after struggles with the pandemic among other unknown factors.
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Taylor Hoang has donned several hats—perhaps it’s a genetic trait inherited from her mother, who she admits could never sit still. From waiting tables and helping her mother as a little girl at their restaurant Huong Binh, in Little Saigon, to opening and running her own restaurants in Seattle […]
The new temporary, emergency Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance (GEHP) took effect on Feb. 3. Grocery store businesses that employ more than 500 employees worldwide are now required to provide a hazard pay of $4 per hour to their employees during the COVID-19 emergency.
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “The initiative reminds me of the Vietnamese proverb ‘Một cây làm chẳng nên non, ba cây chụm lại nên hòn núi cao’—A single tree can’t make a hill, but three trees together turn into a high mountain,” said Vietnamese author Quế Mai Phan Nguyễn on why she was inspired […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY You’ve had a rough work week and a reward sounds good—for most women (and some men), there’s probably nothing more comforting than sinking into a plush massage chair and entrusting your hands and feet to the care of a nail technician at one of the many nail salons across […]